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Hurley approves Heritage Fest parade

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] HURLEY — The annual Iron County Heritage Festival parade and related events in Hurley are now approved to go forward, according to Mayor Jay Aijala. The Hurley City Council discussed the details of...

 
 News    June 17, 2021 

Contested short term rental permit passes committee

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] HURLEY — A contested conditional use permit to operate a tourist rooming house in Mercer passed the Iron County Comprehensive Planning, Land and Zoning Committee on Tuesday, with owners, neighbors and...

 

Flight schedules change at airport

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] IRONWOOD — Scheduling changes for Ironwood to Chicago flights are due to a pilot shortage, according to reports at the Gogebic-Iron County Airport Board meeting on Monday. Due to the nationwide pilot...

 

Ironwood performs water maintenance

by Zachary Marano [email protected] IRONWOOD - The city of Ironwood's utilities department started removing the blacktop on VanBuskirk Road between Pioneer Road and Normandy Avenue last...

 

Lupine Junefest: Bikes, birds, barbecue

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] MERCER, Wis. - A frequent comment in Mercer on Saturday was that the weather was "just right" for birding, bike rides and barbecuing at Carow Park. The 1...

 

Beaches busy during Michigan's 'free' weekend

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] Perfect weather brought out people in droves during Michigan’s state-sponsored “free weekend” in which no licenses were required for fishing or ORV riding and no fees or stickers were needed for state...

 

MDOT plans highway contstructionin Wakefield

WAKEFIELD — The Michigan Department of Transportation will begin resurfacing much of U.S. 2 and M-28 in Wakefield beginning June 21. The work will resurface about 1.2 miles of U.S. 2 from the Little Black River (west of the Industrial Park) east...

 
 By Charity Smith    News    June 12, 2021

GCC looking to fix bridges on Mt. Zion nature trail

IRONWOOD - Behind the ski chalet of Mt. Zion lies a hidden gem - a nature walk through the woods, over a small stream, covering approximately a mile. The walk has been used year round for hiking,...

 
 By Zachary Marano    News    June 11, 2021

Bessemer plans 4th of July celebration

BESSEMER — The Bessemer Fourth of July planning committee is expecting “enormous” attendance at this year’s celebration of the nation’s birthday, said committee head Linda Nelson. After most events being canceled due to COVID last year, a...

 
 By Tom LaVenture    News    June 11, 2021

Pat O'Donnell Civic Center could open in July

IRONWOOD - The city could assume temporary occupancy of the Pat O'Donnell Civic Center in early July, according to reports at the Monday board meeting. With the final list of items for contractors to...

 

Montreal city council ponders blight

By Zachary Marano [email protected] MONTREAL, Wis. — Mayor Erik Guenard told the Montreal City Council Tuesday evening there is a lot of construction and urban improvement happening in the city, but there is also a rise in blight in...

 

Ironwood receives water asset grant

IRONWOOD — The city of Ironwood was awarded grant funds to help investigate residential water service lines to determine which contain lead or galvanized steel, according to a Tuesday announcement from state Rep. Greg Markkanen, R-Hancock. The...

 

Planning Commission reviews marijuana applications

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] IRONWOOD — The Ironwood Planning Commission expects to complete the site plan and conditional review process for the adult-use marijuana establishment license applications within a month. At its...

 

Watersmeet honors 10 kindergarten graduates

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] WATERSMEET - Ten graduates of the Watersmeet K-12 School proudly received their diplomas on Tuesday morning in the Watersmeet Pavilion. The kindergarten...

 

Native American dancers entertain and educate

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] IRONWOOD - A warm, sunny evening and the promise of an entertaining and educational experience drew a few hundred people to the Ironwood Downtown City Sq...

 

Wisconsinites enjoy state-sponsored 'Free Fun Weekend'

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] With temperatures hovering around 90 degrees across the reagion on Saturday, it was not uncommon to see motorbikes, convertibles and kids running through sprinklers. Adding to the activity was what the...

 

Massie Field to host Fourth of July

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] BESSEMER — The Bessemer Area School District on Thursday approved the use of Massie Field for the annual Fourth of July fireworks celebration. The board’s 4-1 decision followed discussion regarding...

 

Watersmeet looks ahead to summer school

WATERSMEET — The last day of school in Watersmeet isn’t until Friday, but district officials are gearing up for a busy summer of more education. The district is planning an eight-week Summer Skills Camp. The summer school for all grade levels of...

 
 By Tom LaVenture    News    June 4, 2021

EDC pleased with business growth

IRONWOOD — The Memorial Day weekend offered a glimpse of a city emerging from a pandemic and excited to be open again in time for the summer, according to members of the Ironwood Economic Development Corporation at their Thursday meeting.  John Wy...

 
 By Tom LaVenture    News    June 4, 2021

Veteran receives honorary diploma

BESSEMER - There was a senior among seniors at the A.D. Johnston High School commencement exercise this past Friday in Bessemer.  Bessemer Area School District presented an honorary diploma to...

 
 By P.J. Glisson    News    June 4, 2021

GOCAA helps provide nutrition

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] Area residents in need of groceries can find both relief and support in two federal programs aimed at helping persons who meet requirements relating to income,...

 

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